986-HP 2021 Ferrari SF90 Spider Is a 211-MPH Hybrid Droptop

  • Ferrari has announced that the hybrid all-wheel-drive SF90 Stradale will be getting a retractable-hardtop variant.
  • The SF90 Spider is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 with three electric motors and produces 986 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
  • It’ll arrive in the U.S. toward the end of next year.

    In 2013, the 950-hp LaFerrari, Ferrari’s first hybrid, arrived along with other electrically assisted hypercars from McLaren and Porsche. Seven years later, the hybrid that’s currently dominating the Italian supercar maker’s lineup is the 986-hp SF90 Stradale plug-in-hybrid supercar. Ferrari is announcing today that the SF90 will be available as a Spider variant with a retractable hard top that, when stowed, keeps the same styling profile as the coupe.

    A 796-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 is still at the heart of the SF90 Spider, which gets assistance from three electric motors—two on the front axle and one between the engine and transmission—that add an additional 217 ponies, making the droptop’s total power output 986 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system help send the Spider to 62 mph in an estimated 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph—the same figures as the SF90 Stradale coupe.

    The SF90 Spider is equipped with a retractable hard top, which can raise and lower in 14 seconds and won’t deform at high speeds like a traditional soft top. To achieve peak downforce, Ferrari added a shut-off Gurney flap in the rear and an active control system that adjusts downforce over the rear axle. To keep air flowing into the engine bay, the intake vents directly behind the roof were adjusted transversely behind the Spider’s rear screen to account for the retractable hardtop’s stowage compartment.

    Like the Stradale coupe, the SF90 Spider is equipped with touch-sensitive steering wheel buttons that include headlight, windshield wiper, and turn signal controls as well as the 16-inch digital gauge cluster’s controls. Head-up display is standard, and the lightweight, track-focused Assetto Fiorano handling package is also available on the Spider, which gives it a unique livery, and adds Multimatic spool-valve dampers, carbon fiber, and sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber.

    The 2021 Ferrari SF90 Spider will arrive in the U.S. toward the end of next year starting at the equivalent of $558,000.

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